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Photos of DR Congo – 500km to Kikwit

Six days after leaving Kinshasa, cycling 500km on a good tarmac road, and I’ve arrived in Kikwit. It may have been a good surface but the endless hills and scorching sun made it tough enough! Apart from a couple of minor incidents (one corrupt non-official wanting money and screaming villagers chasing me) it’s been an […]

Photos from the DR Congo – Trip to Zongo Falls

In the nearly two weeks I spent doing very little in Kinshasa, I did manage to get off my backside and do a short 2-day trip on a less-loaded bike. After seeing the bonobos at the Lola Ya Sanctuary, I headed to the Zongo falls. Here are the photos from the ride and at the […]

Bonobos – Making Love Not War, apparently

I can’t say I’d ever heard of bonobos before arriving in the Congo. Which is a little surprising since they share 98.7% of our DNA. Perhaps I’ve seen photos of them before and in my ignorance gone, ‘cool chimpanzee!’ But look a little closer and you’ll realise that, in looks, bonobos are chimpanzees keeping up […]

Planned route across DR Congo

I’m currently in Kinshasa and really enjoying it here. It’s a busy city in complete contrast to Brazzaville just over the river. I’ve been planning the next part of the trip – a route to get me to east Africa….here it is: (Link to large map of planned route across DRC on everytrail) (I’m waiting […]